(By Raymond Walden IV) As 2019 comes to a close the one thing that stands out in the Fortean world is UFOs and how they went mainstream this year. No longer relegated to blogs and the History Channel, news outlets like CNN, Fox, The Times, and so many more have placed UFO related stories on the forefront of their news.
From the Navy announcing new UFO reporting processes, to storming Area 51, everyone was talking about the subject.
One medium that was ahead of the curve and has taken the subject seriously for a long time is podcasting. There is no shortage of shows that focus on the UFO phenomenon, but some stand out above all the others. The best shows covering this topic are fun, informative, and bingeworthy. They tell you the story, lay out the facts, and have some laughs along the way.
With that in mind, here are the 13 best “Out Of This World” podcasts that you should be listening to right now.
1) Hysteria 51
Hysteria 51 is a weekly podcast that takes an every-man approach to the world of the weird – aliens, mysteries, the paranormal, the unusual, and the unexplained. Hosts John Goforth, Brent Hand, and Conspiracy Bot (a cranky robot bent on world domination who also happens to be the show’s head researcher) examine a different topic each week and generally come to one conclusion…the truth is out there, but you won’t find it here.
Brent and John’s dedication as researchers specializing in UFO and Paranormal topics has helped turn Hysteria 51 into a household name in the “world of the weird”.
2) Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know
Since 2008, Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know has delved into the murky world of everything from UFOs to lost cosmonauts and allegations of the paranormal, applying critical thinking to the world’s most prevalent conspiracy theories and, more often than not, discovering the disturbing grains of truth hidden in the heart of paranoia. Join Ben Bowlin, Matt Fredrick, and Noel Brown as they embark on their continuing quest to fit the puzzle pieces together, to connect the dots and follow the breadcrumbs into the truth behind the curtain, from the furthest reaches of the universe to the innermost depths of the human mind.
3) Somewhere In The Skies
Somewhere in the Skies is a weekly podcast dedicated to discussing UFOs, the paranormal, and just plain weird. Hosted by author and UFO journalist, Ryan Sprague, the show features current UFO events from around the world, audio docs, and special guests. Join Ryan as he asks new questions, and perhaps even finds some answers to the mysteries that lay somewhere in the skies.
4) Blurry Photos
Blurry Photos explores the unexplained, explains the unexplored, and seeks the facts behind the fiction of the world’s most fascinating, unbelievable, and chilling mysteries and legends. Focusing on lesser-known topics of Forteana, conspiracy, history, and folklore, Blurry Photos is driven by the desire for a better understanding of fringe subjects through research, storytelling, and rational thinking. Listeners have said it’s like a contemporary audio version of “In Search Of,” and it’s “like Lore with a personality and a better narrator.”
5) Last Podcast On The Left
Last Podcast on the Left barrels headlong into all things horror — as hosts Ben Kissel, Marcus Parks and Henry Zebrowski cover dark subjects spanning Ufology, werewolves, Jonestown, iconic hauntings, the history of war crimes, and more. Whether it’s cults, killers, or cryptid encounters, Last Podcast on the Left laughs into the abyss that is the dark side of humanity.
6) Our Strange Skies
Our Strange Skies is a biweekly podcast that delves into the stories of ordinary people encountering the “unidentified” in their backyards and beyond. Each episode explores the UFOs and otherworldly beings that inhabit UFO subculture, and looks at what’s left once you remove skepticism and belief.
7) Monsters Among Us
Monsters Among Us Podcast is a show about UFOs, cryptid creatures, and those lucky enough to have witnessed them. Their focus is to provide a platform for witnesses to tell their tale in a safe and encouraging environment. Their mission is to give those with a tale to tell the stage to do so. All stories presented are true to the best of their knowledge so grab a seat, turn off the lights and tune in, boy do they have a story for you!
8) The Joe Rogan Experience
From comedian, UFC commentator and TV host, Joe Rogan. “The Joe Rogan Experience” is a long form, in-depth conversation with the best guests from the comedy world, the sports world, the science world and everything between. Joe’s celebrity has afforded him the ability to interview many important names in the UFO world that do not usually do interviews. People such as Bob Lazar, Tom Delonge, and Cmdr. David Fravor to name a few.
9) The Mad Scientist Podcast
The Mad Scientist Podcast is a comedy show about the history and philosophy of science and pseudoscience. Hosted by Chris Cogswell and Marie Mayhew, they talk about all the weird stuff your science textbook left out. Because sometimes, the best way to learn how to think like a scientist is to talk about all the bad science floating around out there!
10) Alien Theorists Theorizing
A comedy/conspiracy podcast discussing all things in the world of: Conspiracy, Aliens, Science, Space and the Supernatural. Zel, Braden, Andrew, and Dan bring their unique, comedic approach aliens, space news, and the like.
11) Unknown Podcast
This weekly podcast is a round table discussion (or is it saucer shaped?) led by a team of UFO journalists and researchers who approach the UFO subject with responsible skepticism and the scientific, journalistic attention it deserves. Each episode they discuss current UFO stories, revisit the history of the modern UFO era, and visit with special guests as they explore the mysterious and fascinating UFO subject.
12) Black Vault Radio
The Black Vault Radio with John Greenewald, Jr. dives deep into the world of secret U.S. Government and Military History spanning more than a half century. Using an archive of 2,000,000 declassified government documents as a starting point, Greenewald speaks to some of the most brilliant minds on the planet trying to get to the truth.
13) The Cryptonaut Podcast
The Cryptonaut Podcast, hosted by Marc Storrs, Chris Carnicelli and Rob Morphy, explores everything from Aliens, Cryptozoology, Cryptids, Ghosts, Monsters, The Occult, Paranormal Phenomenon, UFOs, Ufology and Unsolved Mysteries …. all while keeping a close eye on our reptilian overlords that dwell in the flat, hallow, robot infested Earth.
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